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EUREKA- Humboldt County officials are looking to hire an interim director for the Department of Health and Human Services after the previously appointed director turned down the job.

Last month the county announced Kristin Brinks had accepted the director job. Just two weeks later on December 1, brinks changed her mind, turning down the position. With current director Phil Crandall...

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:27

ARCATA - Arcata City Councilman Mark Wheetley announced Friday he's running for the Humboldt County 3rd District Supervisor seat.

Wheetley kicked off his campaign at the Arcata Community Center and says with his 30 year career in state government he's ready to take efforts to the next level. Wheetley is in his fourth term on the Arcata City Council and served as mayor three times....

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:18

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- As the stormy weather continues, you might have noticed the high surf along our coastline.

Throughout the day, we saw waves between 25 and 30-feet. This is video from Trinidad around 1:30 this afternoon. Elsewhere, Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay is closed due to the big waves, and the danger of making rescues with these conditions. The Coast Guard warns people should...

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:17

RIO DELL - It was a big turn-out at Monument Middle School in Rio Dell Thursday night, everyone there to learn about the state's evolving cannabis industry.

The cannabis workshop was spearheaded by Rio Dell City Councilwoman Debra Garnes. It was an opportunity for the community, city council, and city staff to hear from an expert panel, share concerns, ask questions and gain clarity. ...

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 17:13

NORTH COAST- Many this year are swapping the Christmas lights for lasers, but the popular holiday trend is causing some safety concerns at airports nationwide.

Laser Christmas light displays project light onto homes and trees, without the effort of putting up lights. While the laser displays are easier, they're causing problems for commercial airline pilots. Local air officials tell us...

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 16:17

WESTHAVEN- Two people were sent to the hospital after their vehicle overturned near Westhaven.

It happened just before 12:30 p.m. on Highway 101 near the 6th Avenue exit. According to the CHP, Gina Smith, 20, of Rio Dell was driving a 2013 Honda Elantra northbound, when for unknown reasons lost control of the vehicle.

The Honda overturned, landing on it's roof off the roadway....

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 16:14

KLAMATH- The Yurok Tribe and the Del Norte County Board of Supervisor are commemorating the signing of a cooperative memorandum of understanding on Monday that will considerably expand law enforcement coverage in the far corner of Northern California.

The pragmatic pact will make it possible for qualified Yurok Tribe Department of Public Safety officers to become reserve deputies of the...

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:30

MCKINLEYVILLE - Hundreds of students have been learning a different meaning to Christmas over the past three days at the Winter Express in McKinleyville.

The McKinleyville Lions Club Winter Express is all about gifts, but mainly the gift of giving.

"This program came about as something for the community and it gives the kids something happy to think about coming into the...

Post date: Fri, 12/11/2015 - 09:48